Weekend Watch – 1/10/20

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Underwater

Loren: Yeah no. Underwater Aliens is still just a bad version of underwater Aliens. Also, I thought we were done with TJ Miller.

RDT: Well, it sure is January at the theaters. I think I’ll just watch The Abyss again.

Rick: And the laziest title of the year award goes to…Also, lazy concept and it loses further points for casting T.J. Miller. I love me some underwater horror, but I’d rather rewatch Leviathan or Deep Star Six.

Jen: Ugh, I want to like this, like Rick, I love me some underwater horror, but this just feels like everything that came before it and TJ Miller playing himself is more of a turn off that I thought it might be.

AJ: So TJ Miller is still getting work, eh? Way to send the right message, Hollywood. 🙄 (I mean, at least take him off the billing, guys.) I otherwise find the cast kind of interesting here. You’ve got a lot of cerebral types in an action flick. I love John Gallagher Jr. and I was reborn a Kristen Stewrt fan because she was the shining star in that horrid Charlie’s Angels reboot. But at the end of the day, it looks scary and I am a pansy.


Like A Boss

Loren: I want better for Rose Byrne. Especially if she has to work with the female Kevin Hart.

RDT: I like Rose Byrne. That’s it. Nothing else.

Rick:

Jen: I feel like we’re close to something here.  Trying for a Girls Trip/Bridesmaids vibe but just a swing and a miss. Better luck next time Rose Byrne.

AJ: This looks so horrible. Just horrible. Please do not spend your hard-earned income on this. Go see some bad-ass indie flick directed by an up and coming female filmmaker. That’s my advice. Go watch The Farewell if you haven’t seen it yet. It’s cheap to rent on Amazon Prime.


Limited Release

Three Christs

Loren: That seems like too many Christs but what do I know.

RDT: I don’t understand how a movie with this cast that looks this good is basically dumped in January. It this just a really good trailer???

Rick: Here are my monies. Also, I’ll take large quantities of whatever Richard Gere is using to maintain his handsomeness.

Jen: Wow, that looks fantastic. Why is this coming out in January and not December, what am I missing?

AJ: Holy shit, what is this cast?! I am so in for this. And why am I only hearing about this January 10 release now (writing this on January 8)?! Continue reading

Episode #205 – Boobs, Bumblebees and Bad Guys

Klingon boobs return as the guys talk all things pop culture.

  • New, old, Star Trek news?
  • Uncharted will remain uncharted
  • We’ll need to wait more than 48 hours for the next 48 Hours movie
  • Quiet Place 2 trailer
  • Twilight of the Mallrats
  • Young Skywalker (and Organa)?
  • Rebels 2?
  • Clone Wars 7
  • The Batman begins….shooting
  • No reshoots for New Mutants
  • Dr. Strange, not Dr. Scary
  • WandaVision 2020

All that, what we watched and a few tangents.

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Episode #204 – We Heart Emoji The Mandalorian

Happy New Year! Here’s a new podcast talking about the week’s entertainment and pop culture news.

  • Bad Boys tracking to open around $40MM
  • Renner returning to the IMF?
  • Deadpool 3 officially moving forward w/ Marvel
  • 9 film 4K Skywalker saga
  • Rise of Skywalker makes $598m
  • But where was Matt Smith?
  • Mando season 2 confirmed for fall, 2020
  • What’s next for Star Wars

All that, the Weekly Watched, and of course tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 12/20/19 & 12/27/19


Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Loren: Duh. This stuff is my bread and butter. I’m going in cautiously optimistic, but a lot of the crazy negative click bait headlines are making that a little tough.

RDT: Look, I’m seeing this, obviously. As AJ said below, when this drops, some of us will have already seen it. And I have hope, maybe not a new hope, but hope nonetheless. I mean, at worst, we’ll still get something better than the prequels…….right…..?

Rick: I’ve been on media blackout since the first teaser dropped, but based on what I’ve seen I have precious little faith. This feels just as lazy as The Force Awakens. Fan service. Retreading more old ground. It looks like it lacks imagination on every level. I won’t be the least bit surprised if this is just a poor man’s remake of Return of the Jedi. Poorly executed retreads are what JJ Abrams does “best”. At least we have The Mandalorian.

AJ: When this gets published Friday morning, I’ll have seen the movie the night prior, so obviously I am seeing this movie. Was there any doubt? I’m trying-trying-trying to temper my expectations. In the meantime, let’s all watch this delightful Skywalker/Vader “Family Feud” from Jimmy Kimmel Live:


Cats

Loren: I saw the stage show during it’s original run back when I was a kid. I’m curious to see the trainwreck that was translated to weird sexy cat people on the big screen.

RDT: Morbid curiosity alone is what will get me to (eventually) see this. Hopefully, satisfaction brings me back.

Rick: I have a wild idea. Hear me out. Instead of using complicated motion capture suits and overspending on CGI that looks laughable, why not put people in, I don’t know, costumes? You know, like the incredibly detailed and lifelike ones they used for the theater production for literally decades. Seemed to work for them. I know. It’s not as fancy and hip as blowing your budget and overworking your staff for the sake of using the latest technology, but just give it some thought. Otherwise, this may make a Bad Musical Night at the Whitsett where we can all get drunk and make fun of it.

AJ: Ugh. No. NO. NOOOOO. I hate the stage musical, I think this looks like a hot mess. NO. When they had to go back, based on the first trailer reactions, and rework some of the effects, that should have been a big indication that this entire film was a misstep. Good luck, Cats, I think you’re pretty doomed. (And what Rick said.)


Spies in Disguise

Loren: I just want what this movie starts out as, but then the pigeon stuff happens it goes totally off the rails for me.

RDT: Though I am a manchild, I’m not the audience for this movie.

Rick: Eeeeh. I’m sure this is fine, but it’s not really lighting my world on fire. Unless it gets rave reviews, I’ll pass.

AJ: I am here for an animated, clever, witty spy film starring the voice talents of Will Smith and Tom Holland. I am not here for an animated spy film where said spy turns into a bird. Continue reading

Episode #202 – We’re Old 2: We Ain’t Gettin’ Any Younger

The guys are a bit tired after a night of holiday shenanigans but that won’t stop them from bringing you all the entertainment and pop culture news. Stories like:

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer
  • The Dark Half remake
  • Mortal Kombat reboot, January 2021
  • Keanu Day
  • Paramount and Hasbro are rebooting Power Rangers again
  • Stargirl certainly is a trailer
  • The Griswolds in development @ HBO Max
  • Will Poulter drops out of LotR series
  • Snow Crash in development
  • Dr. Aphra series on Disney+ for 2020?
  • Cassian Andor series is a spy thriller
  • SHAZAM! 2 confirmed for 2022
  • The Flash “confirmed” for 2022
  • Marvel Television is dead, long live the MCU

All that, the Weekly Watched, and of course tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 12/13/19


Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Richard Jewell

Loren: An interesting look at the way people can be railroaded into confessions by law enforcement, but there’s just something so… Eastwood about this that’s turning me off from it.

Rick: This movie has been getting heaped with both praise and ire since it started screening. Most of the ire is coming from what is essentially a near-complete character assassination of Kathy Scruggs, the Atlanta journalist who broke the story about the FBI’s investigation. So, I’m torn. I’d like to watch it for Paul Walter Hauser’s performance as Jewell, but I don’t want to have to sit through the unnecessary knee-capping of Scruggs (who isn’t even alive to defend herself). Ugh. I should probably just read the book instead.

AJ: This movie demonstrates the very worst of what our media is capable of. A lot of us are now acutely aware of that problem, as it trickles down from The White House. I want to see this story on screen but I am not sure I want to see Eastwood’s version of it. It would probably be a really badass documentary for HBO, just sayin’.


Jumanji: The Next Level

Loren: While I thought the last one was fine and understand why it warranted a sequel, I feel nothing for this.

Rick: I have hope for this, but it’s going to be tough to recapture what made the last one work so well. *fingers crossed*

AJ: I was so pleasantly surprised by the first one — it was so clever and I was completely obsessed with Jack Black as a teenaged girl as an aging dude with a pot belly. Can’t wait to see what they’ve done with the sequel. I think it looks promising.


Uncut Gems

Loren: When Sandler goes for it he’s pretty great. I don’t see myself rushing out to see this one but I’ll give it a go once it’s streaming.

Rick: Definitely in for this. Also, I wish Sandler would just go for it and, maybe not give up comedy, but step away from it a bit. I’d be up for watching him a lot more.

AJ: Maybe this is why I find Sandler’s phoned-in Netflix comedies so offensive. He is clearly capable of making better movies. I am intrigued by this and would like to see it.


Bombshell

Loren: I really enjoy the cast and hate Fox News so that’s a win win. I will say it will be hard to see Megyn Kelly as a hero. I’m certainly not saying she should have had any of that happen to her, as no person should, but as a human it’s hard to feel bad for people you find contemptible.

Rick: This story makes my skin crawl, but I’m totally down to watch it.

AJ: This looks pretty similar to the Showtime limited series, “The Loudest Voice.” I can literally identify scenes in the trailer that, down to the set pieces, look identical.  But that aired over weeks and this is obviously a theatrical feature…. Anyway, it was a compelling – if not nauseating – story on Showtime and I suspect the same will be true here. Given the cast, I am totally in to see it. And can I also say the use of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” here is SO GOOD. Continue reading

Episode #201 – We’re Very, Very Old

It’s a veritable trailer park up in here this week. Check below for all the links!

All that, what we watched and a few tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 12/6/19

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Playmobil The Movie

Loren: Seeing as how I’m the “LEGO guy” of the group I have taken a hard stance on all other children’s toy properties. Also seeing as how meh all the other LEGO movies have been (besides the original) I don’t know why they thought this would be a good idea.

Rick: I suppose this was an inevitability, but with the tepid reception of the last Lego movie I can’t imagine this is going to sell a lot of tickets. Also, Frozen II is still making money hand over fist and booked on nearly all the screens in every multiplex. STX should have just released this next February. Then it might have had a chance.

Jen: This looks… fine. Nothing in here makes me want to rush out and see it, it really feels like a LEGO movie knock off, which it is, I guess.

AJ: …. Really?! And how is this movie coming out wide this week and this is the first time I’m hearing anything about it? Good luck with that, I guess.


Limited Release

Unbreakable

Loren: Everyone below really nails it here. I also cringed at the VO, and assumed that she was in love with her brother. The Philippines are weird man.

Rick: I’m sorry, but they completely lost me with the hilariously over the top voice over (that’s in English instead of Tagalog, for some reason). I just can’t take any of this seriously.

Jen: There’s a lot going on here, is one of the friends marrying the brother of the other but also there’s an affair? But not with the brother, right? There’s not some sort of weird incest thing happening… or is there? Is that the unforgivable sin? Yikes. I might just have to write my own fan-fic version of this trailer.

AJ: Dear lord, there are some really bad wigs in that movie. Didn’t know they had telenovelas in the Philippines.


Trauma Center

Loren: Woof. Shit like this is usually right up my alley but it really needs to be a step or two better. This just looks predictable and lazy. Also it looks like they try for a horror bent at one point because our heroine looks way worse for wear in one of those scenes. A failure on multiple levels!

Rick: Man, someone needs to help Bruce Willis kick his boat-buying habit.

Jen: I think I got Action Movie BINGO; dirty cops, dead partner, free space, hot witness who needs protection. I win, right?

AJ: Nic Cage was like “watch me make all the bad movies,” and Bruce Willis was all “HOLD MY BEER.”


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Episode #200 – Sean Could You Come In Here? Feat. Rick!

It’s our 200th episode! To celebrate we made an extra long episode with our very first co-contributor Rick! The three amigos are talking stories like:

  • Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s next film, will get an Imax prologue
  • Elizabeth Banks, Invisible Woman
  • The Fugitive is on the run again
  • Godzilla vs. Kong pushed back to November 2020
  • Downton Abbey movie sequel in the works
  • Scorsese directing 70s music documentary
  • Julia Ormond is starring in The Walking Dead spinoff nobody asked for
  • MST3Kancelled
  • Netflix signs lease to keep historic Paris theater open
  • Netflix picks up new Shaun the Sheep movie & Tyler Perry drama
  • Disney+ faking HDR but they added a continue watching feature
  • We can thank Werner Herzog that ‘Baby Yoda’ is a puppet
  • Mandalorian tops Stranger Things on TV demand charts
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order making all the monies
  • DC movie updates
  • Black Widow is not an origin movie
  • Dr. Doom rumored to be the villain in Black Panther 2

All that, a supersized Weekly Watched, and oh so many tangents! Thanks so much for making these 200 episodes fly by. You keep listening, we’ll keep talking at you.

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Weekend Watch – 11/29/19

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Knives Out

Loren: Very excited for this. I’ve heard that if it does well (Currently tracking at 96% on RT) Johnson wants to make more movies with Daniel Craig’s character. A sort of modern day Poirot and I’m so down for that.

RDT: What Rick, Jen and AJ said.

Rick: 100%. I already have tickets to see it.

Jen: What Rick said, I can’t wait to check this one out.

AJ:
Yes, we are in sync here! I look forward to seeing this tonight with RDT, Rick, Jen and many other friends.


Queen & Slim

Loren: I’m down. The pedigree behind it is enough for me to at least check it out.

RDT: Fuck man, so many good movies out or coming out. I will definitely keep this up there on the list.

Rick: You had me at “Written by Lena Waithe”.

Jen: I love this take on the Thelma and Louise story. Waithe is an amazing writer so I have no doubt this will be even better than it looks.

AJ: I’ve been half-paying attention to this but now that I see “written by Lena Waithe,” I am all in.


Limited Release

White Snake

Loren: I dug the way that looked, so much so that I kinda want a dubbed version so that I can truly appreciate the visuals.

RDT: Not really for me. But I hope those interested enjoy it.

Rick: The story of the White Snake is considered one of China’s four great folktales, so you can imagine that this is not the first time it’s been adapted. This is, however, unique in that this serves as a kind of prequel to the well-known legend. I love the bold look and that it’s obviously influenced by countless wuxia films. It was a huge hit in China, but their animated films haven’t really broken through in the US. This is also aimed at an older audience (there’s suggested nudity and a love scene), so don’t look for it to pull Frozen II numbers at the box office. But maybe some good reviews and awards season love will get it noticed and bring more Chinese animation stateside.

Jen: This title is very misleading, I didn’t see David Coverdale in there at all.

AJ: You know what? I am surprisingly in for that! Didn’t see that coming. Animation looks pretty bad-ass and the story is great. I’m gonna make Rick take me and teach me his ways.


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